1132 South 9th Street Between Washington and Ellsworth Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 215 279 7587
Started off as a store, Connie's has been on the Philadelphia live music arena for quite a while. Locals love the place for what it is, and drop in all the time to check out different bands. A stage and sound equipments are available, while the seating area can hold an audience of up to 125. Although no food or beer is served, patrons are allowed to get their own drinks to keep them company throughout the show. Connie's Ric Rac is also available for plays, karaoke, art shows and any other kind of event. Check the website for details.
1100 South 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 215 336 3050
It's just not New Year's Day in Philadelphia without a Mummer's parade. Most noted for their incredibly elaborate and eye-popping costumes, outfits typically resemble a Japanese Samurai crossed with a peacock covered with diamonds and rubies. The music is a wild mix of banjos, horns, drums and wind instruments, playing arrangements of old and contemporary songs. Mummers Museum chronicles and displays the parade over the years, including many of the grandiose, ostentatious, completely outrageous costumes and masks. Open tuesday to saturday 9:30am onwards.
5841 Overbrook Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 +1 215 477 7578
The Psalm Salon, managed by the Philadeplhia Society for Art, Literature and Music: a charitable organization, is home to a wide range of cultural and local events from time to time. Operated primarily to cater to the cultural needs of the community, it organizes a plethora of musical dos, live performances, music concerts and dance events among other things. That apart, you will also be able to enjoy a passel of literary dos and events, while lovers of comic shows will adore the line-up of stand up comedies and comic plays on offer. Theatrical performances, dramas and musicals make sure you keep coming back time and again. You also have the option of appeasing your hunger pangs on site as you take in the colorful events du jour. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Kelly Drive Philadelphia, PA 19130 +1 215 636 3300
One of the more picturesque views in Philadelphia can be found by gazing at the string of buildings known as Boathouse Row, along Kelly Drive, on the east bank of the Schuylkill River. Delightfully illuminated at night by an outline of white lights, the houses were built for the city's rowing clubs in the late 19th century, many by Philadelphia architect Frank Furness, and have been captured in painting by renowned artist Thomas Eakins. Walkers, joggers and bikers are treated to a visual delight daily by the Fairmont Park institution.
I-80 (exit 299) Tannersville, PA 18372 +1 570 629 1661
During the heat and humidity of summer in the Poconos, one of the most popular nearby attractions is this fun-filled waterpark. Bigger kids (even of the adult variety) will thrill to the largest manmade waves in the Northeast at the Kahuna Lagoon wave pool. For some wet and wild fun, try the Titan waterslide-nearly eight-stories tall and 819 feet long-the largest in a three-state radius. For those less adventurous, enjoy mat slides, tube slides or raft slides. Little ones have their own slides in Camel Cove, as well as interactive water fun with a giant tipping bucket. Other attractions include Blue Nile Adventure River, a competition-size swimming pool, bumper boats and miniature golf. Food service venues offer everything from snacks to dinner. Admission fees: $23.95 general admission; $19.95 child age 3-11/senior Age 65+; $10.95 spectator fee.
17 Llandillo Road Havertown, PA 19083 +1 610 446 6252
What was once a long-standing Methodist Church in Havertown has now been converted into a vibrant performing arts center. Located on the Llandillo Road, the stone-structure dates back to to the late 19th Century and today, the visitors can enjoy a number of live music events that takes place here regularly. Folk and classic concerts organized by the Philadelphia Folksong Society are held here throughout the year. Call ahead to know more.
Situated across the Church Lane, Rigby Mansion is a prominent event venue. Featuring artists/bands from all over, the place is always abuzz with activities and there is never a dull moment here. The modern acoustics and lighting equipment ensures that every member of the audience enjoys the performances and does not miss out on anything.
Situated across the 8th Street, the Cabana House is a modern concert venue. Featuring popular artists and local bands, it offers a great mix of talent and plays different genres of music. Given its cool event line-up, the place tends to get filled up faster, hence do book your tickets in advance to avoid last minute disappointment.
319 N 11th 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 238 1236
Vox Populi Gallery is one of the city's reputed and popular art galleries. Established in 1988, this gallery provides a wider platform to the amateur artists and allows them to showcase their works here. Apart from presenting their art, artists can also voice their thoughts at the art talks, discussions and various other events held here. Be it a solo artist or a creative group, Vox Populi Gallery gives everyone an equal chance. Visitors can browse through its exclusive collection on Sunday. For details, check website.
6123 Lower York Road Philadelphia, PA 18938 +1 215 794 2331
Know all about wine-making and taste one of the finest wines in Pennsylvania at the New Hope Winery. Set in an old barn, this winery offers amazing variety of wines ranging from white, fruit wines to red wine. While you are here, you can pick-up gourmet food, trinkets and similar stuff from the on-site shop. It also features live music concerts every week that are well attended. New Hope Winery, can be rented for private events and functions too. For more details, call ahead or check website.
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